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7 Things You Should Know About Dementia and Nutrition for Your Loved One

 Dementia and Nutrition for Your Loved One

Nutrition experts say there is no specialized diet for loved one’s living with Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia, says Lonette Bentley, Executive Director at Clarity Pointe™ Pensacola, the beautiful new memory care community opening this December in Pensacola, Florida.

However, they do advise that good nutrition is very important to the physical and emotional health of people with dementia. And poor nutrition, they say, can actually worsen symptoms of dementia, such as anxiety, agitation and apathy.”

7 Valuable Nutrition Tips for Your Loved One with Dementia

Authorities in dementia care and nutrition including the Alzheimer’s Association and the Mayo Clinic recommend the following useful tips that can benefit your loved one’s overall health and well-being...

Guidance for Caregivers: When to Make the Move to Memory Care Assisted Living

Guidance for Caregivers: When to Make the Move to Memory Care Assisted Living

“Today, many families are caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease or other form of dementia as a result of our rapidly expanding older population,” says Lonette Bentley, Executive Director at Clarity Pointe Pensacola, the beautiful new memory care community opening this December in Pensacola, Florida.

“As part of their labor of love, these caregivers must cope with their loved one’s increasing physical and emotional challenges stemming from Alzheimer’s progressive symptoms. As if trying to balance their daily caregiving duties with those of home, family, career and personal time were not enough, caregivers and their families also face another significant challenge – making difficult decisions that are in the best interests of their loved one’s care, safety and well-being.

“For many families, considering when the time is right for round-the-clock professional memory care can be an extremely difficult one fraught with emotional...

Memory Care Today: How Holistic Therapies Engage, Connect and Benefit Your Loved One

How Holistic Therapies Engage, Connect and Benefit Your Loved One

Are modern memory care medicines going to the dogs… and cats?

Memory care authorities such as the Mayo Clinic and the Alzheimer’s Association say the simple answer is YES. And for very good reason!

Lonette Bentley, Executive Director at Clarity Pointe Pensacola, opening this December in Pensacola, Florida, says, “At leading purpose-built memory care communities such as the beautiful new Clarity Pointe Pensacola, loved ones with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia receive the latest in enlightened memory care therapies.

“Commonly called ‘holistic’ therapies by memory care experts, these types of activities have been shown to improve a loved one’s physical, mental and emotional well-being. Here at Clarity Pointe™ Pensacola, they are an important part of our life-...

Memory Care Guidance: What You Need to Know About Sensory Changes with Alzheimer’s

Memory Care Sensory Changes

“As memory care authorities explain, Alzheimer’s disease and other types of progressive memory loss cause significant changes to the human brain,” says Lonette Bentley, Executive Director at Clarity Pointe Pensacola, opening this December in Pensacola, Florida.

“Among these changes is an erosion of the five primary senses and our ability to see, hear, smell, taste and touch. As a result of this progressive decline in sensory function, loved ones with memory loss lose their ability to understand and react appropriately to the world around them. Unfortunately, this sensory loss can also seriously threaten their well-being by placing them at on increased risk of injury and illness.

“Therefore, if you are an at-home caregiver, it is highly important for you and other family members to be aware of the dangers of sensory change and take immediate steps to eliminate or reduce the potential hazards to your loved one.”

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